The Week of April 10, 2016 by CoenM

Champion(s):

CarterBurke
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?


Runner(s)-Up:

WilliamsK
Right in the head and ass.


Quiz Description

All the news that's fit to quiz.

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Questions:

What CABLE NEWS NETWORK ceased operations after two and a half years, a victim of low viewership and flagging oil revenue? (edited at 7:27 pm, April 21, 2016 (PDT))

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Al-Jazeera America

Republicans in what US STATE failed to change its electoral vote distribution, which assigns one per Congressional district, which allowed Barack Obama to take an electoral vote in 2008?

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Nebraska

Roughly 40,000 workers who have been working without a contract since last August went on strike against what COMPANY, repeating the scenario of a 2011 strike that lasted two weeks?

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Verizon

After three days in emergency mode, what SPACE TELESCOPE launched in 2009 returned to a stable operating status, allowing it to continue its mission of finding habitable planets in the Milky Way?

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Kepler (K2)

Parliamentary voting in what COUNTRY saw the ruling Saenuri party lose its slim majority, losing ground to the main opposition Minju Party?

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South Korea

Tennessee governor Bill Haslam vetoed a bill that would have made what BOOK the official state book, citing Constitutional concerns and personal worries over trivializing the book?

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The Bible

The US announced greater military ties with what ASIAN COUNTRY, including an increased presence and joint exercises, a reaction to China's ongoing claims to to the Spratly Islands and other areas of the South China Sea?

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The Phillipines or India (edited at 7:26 pm, April 21, 2016 (PDT))

What COUNTRY announced that they would allow legal proceedings against comedian Jan Boehmermann after he recited a poem critical of Turkish president Recep Erdogan, violating an obscure law against criticizing foreign leaders?

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Germany

While its long form name will remain the Czech Republic, leaders in that country unveiled what new SHORT FORM NAME aimed at reducing confusion over what to call the country, primarily by English speakers?

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Czechia

While attention is focused on the New York primaries, Ted Cruz took all 14 delegates up for grabs at what US STATE's Republican convention, giving him at least 24 of the state's 29 total delegates?

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Wyoming

A pair of earthquakes in Japan were overshadowed by a quake in what SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY, a 7.8 magnitude event that killed (as of now) 246 and wounded over 2500?

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Ecuador

A pair of Russian fighter jets made low passes - as close as 30 feet - harassing the USS Donald Cook, a destroyer in international waters in what SEA?

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Baltic Sea